Smoothies are fast becoming the latest weight loss craze. With brands like Nurti Ninja and Active Blend at the forefront of many shops, it’s no wonder people are trading their morning cereal for a blitzed drink. There are plenty of other benefits to drinking smoothies though. These including providing vitamins and oils for good nutrition. So, what exactly needs to be put into a smoothie for fat loss? Well here is a list of the top 5 best smoothie recipes to help you sip up and slim down.
• 1 cup spinach
• 1 frozen banana
• 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
• 1 tbsp whey protein powder
For those who want to bulk up, protein powder is a great accompaniment to any smoothie. Used in conjunction with an active lifestyle, protein powder can help you lose weight due to being high in fibre. Spinach is a ‘super green’ as it’s low in fat but high in protein, fibre, vitamins A,C,E,K and B6 along with many other health benefits.
Peanut butter and banana
• 110 ml fat free milk
• 110ml fat free plain yogurt
• 2 tbsp unsalted peanut butter
• ¼ ripe banana
• 1 tbsp honey
• 4 ice cubes
Peanut butter is high in protein and potassium which is great. It is known to lower the risk of strokes, high blood pressure and heart disease. It also contains fibre, vitamin E and antioxidants so will add a layer of health benefits to your smoothie.
• 225ml skim or soy milk
• 170 grams lemon yogurt
• 1 medium orange peeled, cleaned and sliced into sections
• Handful of ice
• 1 tbsp flaxseed oil
Flaxseed is a popular ingredient for fat loss smoothies as it is a good source of omega-3 and dietary fibre. If you choose to use soy milk in this recipe over skimmed milk you’ll be including high levels of protein, minerals and vitamins.
• 170 grams non-fat Greek yogurt
• 8 almonds
• 70 grams broccoli, stems cut off
• 150 grams frozen strawberries
• 55 grams cannellini or garbanzo beans
• 180 ml iced green tea
• 1 tsp flaxmeal
• ¼ tsp cinnamon
The clue is in the name with this smoothie. It’s full of metabolism-boosting ingredients, by speeding up your metabolism, your body is able to digest food quicker to help you keep weight off. The ingredients mentioned all work together to aid in fat loss.
Clean green smoothie
• ½ frozen banana
• 227 grams Kale
• ½ tbsp spirulina
• 1 tbsp chia seeds
• 225 ml unsweetened almond milk
• Handful of ice
Since a young age we are told to eat our greens. This is because they are a healthy source of vitamins and protein. One new super green is kale. It’s low in calories, high in fibre and has zero fat. This makes it perfect to put in a smoothie to increase weight loss.
These are 5 great smoothies to help aid fat loss. Mix up some of the ingredients to make your own weight loss recipes.